According to a report from GMA News, Pasay Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano said that City Ordinance 6061 will “impose stricter measures on these substances to protect the youth and the general public against the ill-effects of cigarette smoking and vaping.”
The city ordinance bans the use of e-cigarettes indoors that include workplaces, hospitals, healthcare centers, government offices, educational facilities, and recreational facilities.
Meanwhile, in enclosed places that are open to the general public and private workplaces, using vaping devices will be allowed given that the owner of these spaces informs the public that e-cigarettes are allowed and that there is a designated vaping area.
According to a report from Inquirer.net, those who violate the ordinance may face the following penalties:
- First conviction - A fine of P,2000 or 12 hours of community service
- Secon conviction - A fine of P3,000 or 18 hours of community service
- Third conviction - A fine of P4,000 or 24 hours of communicty service
While vaping is thought to be a “safer” alternative to cigarette smoking, a study published on October 7, 2019, by New York University researchers found a link between vaping and lung cancer in mice.
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